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Im about to return my P8Z68-V PRO for the GEN 3 version. Bad mistake of me as I thought my mobo was PCI-E 3 ready. ah well so it will go back to the store and as I bought the Corsair Carbide 500R chassi I thought maybe I should swap that one to for a Fractal Design ARC chassi, what do you guys/gals think about that ?

So should I keep the Carbide or go the ARC way ?

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post #2 of 10
i like the look of the 500R, answer me a simple question though, does it have space for a 240 rad up top? im curious cause im on the train to buying one myself
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post #3 of 10
Keep it. Both are great cases...
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post #4 of 10
The 500R is a great case, I'd say keep it smile.gif
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post #5 of 10
Keep it. I love mine. I thought about Fractal but to me they just look cheaper. I also love Corsair's customer service.
post #6 of 10
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Yeah I will just keep it and be happy with it so thanks guys smile.gif

I will also swap out the H80 cooler for the big H100 insteed so this case seems like the perfect fit for it!
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

i like the look of the 500R, answer me a simple question though, does it have space for a 240 rad up top? im curious cause im on the train to buying one myself

If you go Corsair H100 the 240 Rad will fit perfectly fine on the top, I will buy one myself smile.gif
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post #8 of 10
240mm rads are going to fit in the 500r under the meshed lid if they are not too thick (500r seems to be made to fit 25mm thick rads) .... like the h100 indeed biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 10
I am building one of these at the moment and I can tell you, that you will have trouble fitting anything besides a corsair rad under the top mesh without doing some mods.

My build log:
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=997916

Having said that I think that this case is awesome and well worth the effort.
post #10 of 10
I just completed my first scratch build tonight using the 500r and it was a pleasure to work with. Cable management was great. Only if my M4 wasn't missing....

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